Boosie Badazz

In a career that stretches over 20 years, Boosie Badazz has become both a respected artist and a walking viral moment. Emerging from Baton Rouge, La., he began his rap career as a member of the Concentration Cap in the 1990s. He jumped into a solo career when he dropped his debut solo album, Youngest of da Camp, in 2000.

Between that particular release and 2006, Boosie collaborated with other local acts like Webbie as he dropped a variety of mixtapes that further solidified his knack for immediate, first-hand street raps that connected with folks across the South. His proverbial breakout moment began with the release of "Zoom," a 2006 single from his third studio album, Bad Azz. Featuring Yung Joc and an anthemic hook, the track peaked at No. 61 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, giving Boosie his first-ever Hot 100 single.

The next year, Boosie released "Wipe Me Down," a track that surpassed "Zoom" when it landed at No. 38 on the Hot 100. While Boosie's career was on the rise, it was interrupted when he was indicted for first-degree murder in 2010. He was found not guilty. Although he pled guilty to a lesser drug charge that would have had him behind bars for eight years, his lawyers found flaws in the case and had it overturned, and Boosie was released in March of 2014.

Since then, he's released a multitude of projects, reestablishing himself as a venerable and influential figure in Louisiana's rap scene and beyond. Simultaneously, he's earned a mix of controversy and outright laughs for his Instagram Live sessions and interviews. He's both a prolific artist and rap elder statesman.

  • Selected Discography: Youngest of da Camp (2000), Incarcerated (2010), Goat Talk 3 (2021), Heartfelt (2022), “Set It Off” (2006), “Zoom” featuring Yung Joc (2006), “Wipe Me Down” featuring Foxx and Webbie (2007)
  • Related Artists: Webbie, Foxx, Pimp C
  • Read More: Boosie Badazz Proves He Can Survive Just About Anything

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